This is the third in the series my novel-writing journey. You can read the first two posts here: On Inspiration and here: On Research. As I writer, I am also a reader, and among the many many books I read, of course, are the books on writing, and of course there are many different methods of … Continue reading A Novel’s Writing
The year draws to an end, and once again it's time for the biggest event on the writer's calendar (well, mine at least). This is the eighth year I've participated in Nanowrimo, though for the second time I'm rebelling, and working on my current historical novel. At 80,000 words, my aim it to have it … Continue reading November = National Novel Writing Month!
This was my seventh year of NanoWrimo. It was a struggle this year. With a 4-month old baby, and the stress of the impending closure of my children's most wonderful school, I wasn't sure I would make it. In the last couple of weeks, I seemed to be constantly a day behind, and I kept finding … Continue reading Nanowrimo 2014
Ah Nano! I love it! This is my fifth year of taking part in NaNoWriMo, and I am pleased to say I have been successful each time, some more than others. This year, I was excited to be writing a sequel for a novel I wrote during Camp Nano in June. To my memory, Red … Continue reading Nanowrimo 2012
Progress Update!! After a couple of shaky days, I'm proud to say that DS has zoomed back into the writing, with 72 words today!! YAY!! With no writing at all on Sunday, and only 20 words yesterday, he was starting to get a bit behind. He's a 6-year-old boy, so concentration and focus for lengthy … Continue reading Nanowrimo Day 7
Here is my son's writing from yesterday - and I don't know if you can see it, but at the bottom is reads: "hallo Nanowrimo, I love doing this!" How cute!!! 😀 Now, I doubt very much I'll get in to report on our progress every day, but while I'm able I thought I'd keep … Continue reading Nanwrimo and the Young Writer’s Program, Day 2
It's almost that time again!! Time for what you ask? NANOWRIMO of course! I love it! I've been checking out the website today - there's the Nano Video which has that awesome soundbite at the beginning and end. Let me tell you - that sound is one of my favourite sounds ever. Whenever I hear … Continue reading 20 Days to go….
The people at National Novel Writing Month have released the Nanowrimo 2012 website today!! Nanowrimo is brilliant, and this will be the third time this year I have participated - having joined in the June and August Camp Nano sessions. If you're thinking about Nano but not sure if you really want to commit to … Continue reading NanoWrimo 2012 – who’s with me?
I love Camping. The fire, the fresh air, the lack of stuff separating me from the natural world. There's a freedom to it, I think. Though I don't think I could live that way permanently - through storms and rains and wind. No electricity - no laptop - no internet. Camp Nano is the next … Continue reading Camp Nano! 4 days in
The scariest moment is always just before you start. Stephen King Oh yes indeed it is - especially when you sit down to write with no idea of what you will write about. That is what I am facing in one and a half days time - with Camp Nano starting and me having no ideas. … Continue reading Old Stories and New Writing…